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GRT agent

GRT agent

When backing up virtual machines, we have the option to choose between Instant GRT or full GRT in a separate job.

When the backup is done through the agent, is Instant GRT the default?
Using agent is it possible to do full GRT on a separate job?

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Re: GRT agent

I think a terminology explanation is needed here:

Traditional (agent based) backups protect every file in the file system as files, which means no special technology is needed to restore  an individual file. A restore from this type of backup job is not actually called GRT even though a single file from a drive letter can be restored.

GRT (Granular Recovery Technology) as a term applies to where we backup some kind of container object as a single object but you want to restore something from inside the container. As this process to access the content requires special programming to access the data for different container types, we use the term GRT for this ability.  Current supported containers include such things as complete virtual machines (VMs) in Hyper-V or VMware, Exchange Mailbox databases (either directly or inside VMs), Active Directory etc. A drive letter (via the traditional agent) does not count as a container in the same way.

As such if you backup the file system through our agent, the term GRT (whether instant or full) does not apply as we just provide a standard catalog of the individual files. Hence the dialog boxes for such a backup do not give GRT options

 

 

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Re: GRT agent

I think a terminology explanation is needed here:

Traditional (agent based) backups protect every file in the file system as files, which means no special technology is needed to restore  an individual file. A restore from this type of backup job is not actually called GRT even though a single file from a drive letter can be restored.

GRT (Granular Recovery Technology) as a term applies to where we backup some kind of container object as a single object but you want to restore something from inside the container. As this process to access the content requires special programming to access the data for different container types, we use the term GRT for this ability.  Current supported containers include such things as complete virtual machines (VMs) in Hyper-V or VMware, Exchange Mailbox databases (either directly or inside VMs), Active Directory etc. A drive letter (via the traditional agent) does not count as a container in the same way.

As such if you backup the file system through our agent, the term GRT (whether instant or full) does not apply as we just provide a standard catalog of the individual files. Hence the dialog boxes for such a backup do not give GRT options